Menu Icon
summer hauling headquarters
Filter Results

Filter Questions and Answers:

reset filter

Expert Answers about Hitch Adapters


  • Recommended Adapter to Convert 1-1/4 Inch Receiver on Curt 11482 Hitch to 2 Inch Receiver
  • For a hitch adapter that will work well with the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11482 that you referenced, I recommend the Brophy # HTAD. This is compatible with Class I hitches and will convert the 1-1/4 inch receiver to a 2 inch receiver that you can use for your bike rack. Just keep in mind that using this or any similar adapter will reduce the tongue weight capacity of your trailer hitch by 50 percent. This means the tongue weight capacity on your Curt hitch will drop to...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Camper Tie-Downs and TorkLift Trailer Hitch for 2018 Ford F-350
  • I do have an option for you, however there is not a set of TorkLift Custom Frame-Mounted Camper Tie-Downs available that will work with the running boards on your 2018 F-350 that run beneath the bed. I instead recommend taking a look at the Brophy Clamp On Camper Tie-Downs # HSSF. These are universal tie-downs that will clamp onto the truck's bed side rails to provide attachment points for securing your camper. They feature a strong steel construction with a black powder coat finish...
    view full answer...

  • Weight Distribution Hitch with Sway Control Compatibility with Pole Tongue Enclosed Trailer
  • For your 24 foot enclosed trailer, the photo shows only a pole tongue and not an a-frame. If this is correct, you can use the Pole-Tongue Adapter for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW # EQ95-01-5950 with an Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Another option is the Reese Pole-Tongue Adapter for Weight Distribution Systems - 7,500 lbs GTW, 750 lbs TW # RP3280 which is compatible with many different systems that have sway control integrated. When...
    view full answer...

  • How to Use the TorkLift SuperTruss Extension on a 2011 GMC Sierra 1500
  • The only way to use the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension part # TLE1524 on your 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 would be to first install the TorkLift SuperHitch Hero Trailer Hitch Receiver part # TLC1210H. The SuperTruss has dual 2" shanks which would require a trailer hitch with with dual 2" receiver tubes like the above. The trailer hitch will also replace the trailer hitch receiver you have installed now. Unfortunately, we do not have any other options for you at this time.
    view full answer...

  • Cargo Carrier for Rear of Trailer to Carry Generator
  • There is no current stipulation for use of a cargo carrier behind a trailer like your 2015 R-Pod; just be sure the one you use is fixed and not one that folds. In terms of an adapter ike the # D-192, it will reduce the capacity of your Class II hitch by 50 percent, so to stay safe I recommend a cargo carrier that fits a 1-1/4" hitch like you have on your trailer. The Tow Ready Cargo Carrier # 63154 will fit a 1-1/4", Class II hitch and weighs 45 lbs, so as long as your R-Pod's hitch...
    view full answer...

  • Dimensions of Yakima BackSwing Swing-Away Hitch Extender
  • I went out to our warehouse to measure the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender # Y02483 and found it was approximately 4-3/4" from the top of the extension to the top of the assembly. Please keep in mind the BackSwing was not fully assembled when I measured so there may be a slight difference in this dimension when it is fully assembled.
    view full answer...

  • Hitch Adapter Recommendation to Raise Cargo Carrier
  • The Malone dual hitch adapter part # MPG544 will move your hitch accessory up 7-1/2 inches above where it currently is. You should note that it cuts the capacity of the hitch it is used in by 50 percent. I am pretty sure you have a Ram 2500 though so that most likely won't be an issue.
    view full answer...

  • Hitch Mounted Upright Crossbar Recommendation to Fit Front Hitch of Chevy Silverado
  • I have a solution for you, but the # C45013 is designed to only fit vertical hitches and not what you have currently. Your best option would be a Thule Goal Post # TH997 which will fit your front hitch and give you the upright crossbar you need in front of your truck and will fit the front hitch.
    view full answer...

  • Solution for Using Cargo Box and Bike Rack at the Same Time on 2016 Toyota 4Runner
  • The Curt Dual 2" Receiver Tube Adapter # D-192 referenced in your question can be used to secure 2 hitch-mounted accessories like a bike rack and cargo carrier, but there are a couple of things you will want to keep in mind to determine if this will work for you. The first thing is that the use of this or any similar adapter will use reduce the overall capacity of your trailer hitch by 50 percent. For example, if the trailer hitch on your 4Runner has a 300 pound tongue weight capacity,...
    view full answer...

  • Solution for Using Cargo Carrier While Towing Sea Doo Trailer with 2015 Honda Odyssey
  • As you mentioned in your question, the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount # D210 is typically the best solution for what you are trying to do. With that being said, if the 2-1/4 inch drop on the ball platform won't allow you to tow the trailer level, it won't be the best product for your particular application. We do have dual hitch adapters like # D-192 that will allow you to still use your ball mount with a rise, but this type of product will also reduce the overall capacity of your trailer...
    view full answer...

  • Can the Yakima Backswing be Used with Other Hitch Adapters
  • The Yakima BackSwing, part # Y02483, is essentially an adapter that gives a hitch mounted accessory the swinging feature. If you are to use a 1-1/4 to 2 inch expander, like part # 80303 which is also and adapter, you would be using two adapters which is never recommended.
    view full answer...

  • Ball Mount For Extending Trailer Distance When Using Boat Ramp
  • The problem that you are going to run into is the weight of your boat and trailer. The Reese Hitch Box Extension, # RP45292, has a maximum weight capacity of 8,000 lbs, but that is only if you are using a weight distribution system which isn't commonly used on boat trailers. If you aren't using a weight distribution system, the max capacity is only 6,000 lbs. Unfortunately we do not offer a hitch extender that can handle the weight of your boat and trailer and I'm not aware of any extender...
    view full answer...

  • Hitch Extender for a Jeep Wrangler and Cargo Carrier to Clear Spare Tire
  • We have a lot of hitch extenders, see link, but keep in mind that when you use a hitch extender it will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. So for example if the tongue weight capacity of your hitch is 350 pounds and you use an extender that capacity drops to 175 pounds. That means the combined weight of the cargo carrier and cargo cannot exceed 175 pounds in this scenario. Another option is to multipurpose ball mount # D210. Since this is a ball mount...
    view full answer...

  • How to Use a TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension to Tow a Trailer with the Tailgate Down
  • For starters, the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension will only work if you have a SuperHitch Original, Magnum, or Hero already installed on your tow vehicle. These hitches have a dual receiver tube opening which is what allows them to work with the SuperTruss. If you need one then please let me know the year, make, and model of the tow vehicle. In order to determine if the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension part # TLE1524 will work for you, you will want to measure from the center...
    view full answer...

  • Do All Hitch Extenders Reduce Capacity for a 2018 Ford F-150
  • For a 12" hitch extender I recommend using the MaxxTow Hitch Extender part # MT70024. This extender will however reduce the weight capacity of your hitch by 50% or limit it to 350 lbs tongue weight (TW) and 3,500 lbs gross trailer weight (GW) whichever is the lower of the two. Unfortunately, the only hitch extender we have that will not reduce the trailer hitch's capacity is the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension but they do not make a trailer hitch that will allow you to use this extender...
    view full answer...

  • What is the Wall Thickness of the Steel Used to Make Kuat Pivot Swing Away Hitch Extender # PV20B
  • The wall thickness of the steel used to make the Kuat Pivot Swing Away Hitch Extender # PV20B is approximately 1/8 inch thick. There is some slight variance from one to the next and the powder coat is also factored in. A range of 0.0625 and 0.125 inches is a solid estimate considering powder coat and manufacturer tolerances. The Pivot has a capacity of 250 pounds. I have linked a video review of it for you.
    view full answer...

  • Are Two Anti-Rattle Devices Needed When Using Brophy Reducer Sleeve on 2 Inch Hitch
  • In order to reduce movement with both the Hitch Reducer's # HT02 connection with the 2 inch receiver on your Subaru Outback and the cargo carrier's connection to the reducer sleeve, using two different anti-rattle devices will indeed be your best option. I recommend using the Let's Go Anti-Rattle Receiver Lock # 63232 for the 2 inch receiver on your vehicle and the Anti-Rattle Receiver Lock # 63147 for the reducer sleeve's receiver. These anti-rattle devices use a block and spring to...
    view full answer...

  • Easy to Load Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes
  • No problem, you just need the right bike rack so you won't have to lift your heavy bikes onto or off of the rack! For that there is one option but it is a fantastic option. It is the Thule EasyFold # TH903202. It comes with ramps so you just have to roll the bikes on or off. It has a capacity of 65 pound per bike so it can handle your 48 pound electric bikes with ease! This is by far the best bike rack for your needs. It is also the only one with ramps like this. I included a picture showing...
    view full answer...

  • 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Adapter for Bike Rack on 2008 MazdaSPEED3
  • We have exactly what you need, although technically the adapter will not turn the Class I hitch into a Class II hitch, it will simply give your 2008 MazdaSPEED3 a 2" receiver. The Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver with 5" Rise # HT5R will convert your Mazda's Class I, 1-1/4" receiver into a 2" receiver and will also give you 5" of rise. This adapter will also reduce your hitch capacity by 50 percent, so if you had the Draw-Tite # 24816 hitch, for example, its maximum...
    view full answer...

  • How to Tow a Trailer and Carry a Bike Rack at the Same Time
  • I do have an option for you but the MaxxTow Dual Hitch Extender part # MT70070 cannot be flipped and used for towing. This adapter will also reduce your hitch's weight capacity by 50 percent. Instead, I recommend taking a look at the MaxxTow Ball Mount w/ 2" Accessory Receiver part # MT70066 which will be one of the very few options we have for you that will allow you to both tow a trailer and carry a bike rack without reducing the capacity of your hitch. As long as you do not exceed the...
    view full answer...

  • Height Increase of Malone Dual Hitch Adapter # MPG544
  • You didn't say how much more height you need or the height of your friend's dual adapter but you should compare it to the Malone # MPG544 which is 7-1/2 inches from the center of the top pin hole to the center of the bottom pin hole. This is the most height from any of our dual hitch adapters and likely more than your friend's. Since your bike rack and bikes are less than 100 pounds you probably won't have an issue but I recommend verifing the total weight on the adapter because it's...
    view full answer...

  • Hitch Adapter With Rise for Kuat Pivot
  • If you're having clearance issues with the Kuat Pivot # PV20B your best bet is to use the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount with 2" Receiver for Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers # D210. This will give you about 4 extra inches of height from your current receiver and the receiver has a 350 lb tongue weight whereas most adapters will reduce the tongue weight of your hitch by 50 percent. You will need pin and clip # PC3 to keep the mount in your receiver.
    view full answer...

  • Can a 12 Extender be Used to Tow a 3,000 lb Trailer with a Class A Motorhome
  • Any 12" extender that would fit your application will reduce your overall hitch weight capacity. The Reese Hitch Extender # RP11003 (14") will reduce it by 35% while most others will reduce it by 50%. Options like the Curt Hitch Extension and Reducer # C45048 that you referenced are meant to fit a 2-1/2" hitch receiver and are typically used for a pickup with a camper in the bed. If your trailer hitch and Class A are rated high enough you will be able to tow your trailer and car with...
    view full answer...

  • Hitch Extender for In-Bed Camper and Trailer Compatibility
  • For the proper extension for your trailer you will want to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch to the location you want the extender's hitch pin hole to be. I've attached the page for all of your options, but you will want to note the towing capacity as well as the fact that many extenders will reduce the tongue weight of your hitch by 50%. The additional length increases the torque on your hitch receiver, so it will significantly reduce your towing capacity...
    view full answer...

  • Availability of 7 inch Hitch Extension with 10,000 lb Capacity
  • We have one solution that will work well, but you'll need to have a 2-1/2 inch hitch installed on your tow vehicle. The Brophy hitch extender part # HR26 is a 7 inch extension with a capacity of 10,000 lbs so it would work well.
    view full answer...

  • Can Yakima BackSwing be Used With 2017 Mercedes Sprinter?
  • Sure, the Yakima BikeSwing # Y02483 can be used on a 2017 Mercedes Sprinter van. It is not a vehicle-specific part, so as long as your '17 Sprinter has a 2" hitch it will work just fine.
    view full answer...

  • Dual Hitch Adapter Recommendation For Tow Dolly and Bike Rack
  • Sounds like you are looking for the Hitch Adapter part # MPG544. This is a dual hitch adapter that has a lower hitch opening that has a 6 inch drop like you'd need.
    view full answer...

  • Hitch Extender Compatible With Truck Bed Camper and Trailer Towing 19 Foot Aluminum Fishing Boat
  • For your 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Class V Commercial Duty - 2-1/2" # C15703 is a confirmed fit. This hitch will allow you to use the Titan Hitch Box Extension for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches, 41" - 48" Long # RP45018. This will give you a towing ability of 4,000 lbs at full length so your aluminum 19 foot fishing boat, motor, and trailer should be well under the rated capacity. I then recommend using wiring extension # C56080 which can be cut down from...
    view full answer...

  • Solution for Using 1-1/4 Inch Bike Rack with 2 Inch Receiver on 2018 Hyunda Santa Fe
  • It sounds like your existing General Motors bike rack is designed for 1-1/4 inch hitch receivers and you are just needing to use it with the 2 inch hitch on your Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. If this is the case, the MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter # MT70033 that you referenced is exactly what you need to make the two components compatible with each other. This will slide right into the 2 inch receiver on your vehicle and provide a 1-1/4 inch receiver for the bike rack. Just note that...
    view full answer...

  • Effects of Using Hitch Adapters on Hitch Towing Capacity
  • It is not recommended to use multiple hitch adapters or extensions when towing. Most adapters will cause a loss of hitch capacity since they move the actual load further away from the hitch, which increases leverage on the hitch tube. This applies to both a straight 2-inch extension like the 18-inch Curt # C45796 and to dual-receiver adapters like # MT70070, both of which cost you half the hitch's rated capacity. Multiple adapters also tend to introduce more rattle and noise. The...
    view full answer...

  • Anti-Rattle Lock Recommendations for Use with Curt Hitch Extenders # C45058
  • For the end of the Curt hitch extender part # C45048 that fits into the 2-1/2 inch hitch the best lock/anti-rattle device is the part # SHP2040-XL which you mentioned. Then for the 2 inch side you'd want the part # 63232 and you'd be set.
    view full answer...

  • Adapter Recommendation for Towing Trailer and Carrying Bike Rack at Same Time
  • Of the two adapters you mentioned only the MaxxTow part # MT70070 is rated for use with your application of towing a trailer and carrying a bike rack with the top hitch. Downside is that it cuts the capacity of the hitch you use it with by 50 percent. A better option might be the Bike Bunk part # CC-275. This installs by attaching to the frame rails of the trailer and gives you a hitch opening for a bike rack up above it avoiding the clearance issue you mentioned.
    view full answer...

  • Suggested Weight Distribution for Use with 48 inch Torklift Supertruss Hitch Extender
  • The 48 inch long Torklift SuperTruss part # TLE1548 is rated for weight distribution. But since it has a single 2 inch hitch opening at the end of it you'd have to go with a weight distribution designed for a standard 2 inch hitch unlike the Superhitch Everest you mentioned. For example, the Reese Trunnion System part # RP66542 would work well. This system is rated for 600 to 1,200 lbs. For a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball to use with it you could use the # 19286.
    view full answer...

  • Availability of 2 inch to 1-1/4 inch Hitch Adapter for Kuat NV Bike Rack
  • We have the 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch hitch adapter part # HTAD which is Class I hitch compatible. You should note that when you use an adapter like this you cut the tongue weight capacity of the hitch it is installed in by 50 percent.
    view full answer...

  • 8 Inch Hitch Extender for 2 Inch Hitch Receivers Rated for 3,500 Pounds
  • They aren't from Blue Ox but we do carry some 8 inch long hitch extenders for 2 inch hitch receivers. The Curt # C45791 is rated up to 3,500 pounds and measures 8 inches from hitch pin hole to hitch pin hole. The capcity of the extender is 3,500 pounds but keep in mind using a hitch extender will decrease your tongue weight capacity by 50 percent. I've linked a review video on the extender, plus the rest of the selection we carry that meets your specs as well.
    view full answer...

  • Swing Away Hitch Extender Compatibility with Cargo Basket
  • The Kuat Pivot Swing Away Hitch Extender for Bike Racks # PV20B has a weight capacity rating of 250 lbs and is able to be used with a cargo basket. It will give you an extension of 11 inches from the hitch pin hole to the swing away center of hitch pin hole. It has a shank rise of 3 inches and weighs 46 lbs.
    view full answer...

  • Hitch Extension Capacities and Compatibility with Specific Hitches on 2015 Ford F-350
  • A hitch extension like the 34-inch Curt # C45048 or the 48-inch Reese # RP45018 which fit 2-1/2-inch hitches have a weight capacity that will vary depending on the length. The longer the extension is the lower the capacity is. With this Reese part # RP45018 the maximum towing weight rating at the full 48-inches is 4000-lbs, but if the extension is cut down to 41-inches the capacity rises to 5000-lbs. If a weight distribution system is employed then both ratings are higher, 6000 and 7500-lbs,...
    view full answer...

  • Can the Kuat Pivot Swing Away Hitch Extender # PV20B be Installed Upside Down
  • The weight limit of the Kuat Pivot Swing Away Hitch Extender # PV20B is 259 lbs which it gets from the arms being stacked. Since the accessory receiver is on the top arm the weight of your accessory will be on the bottom arm. If you were to flip it upside down the weight of your accessory would be on that bracket and not the "bottom" arm. When I spoke with my contact at Kuat he said that the arm needs to swing out towards the passenger side. When I asked my contact about the centerline...
    view full answer...

  • Trailer Hitch Extender for Spare Tire Clearance on Jeep
  • The shortest hitch extender we have is the Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver # HE06 which will measure 7-3/8 inches from hitch pin hole to hitch pin hole. This will also reduce the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by 50% so your cargo load will be limited. This is a common option for spare tire clearance on Jeeps and other makes with the rear mounted spare. We may have different trailer hitch options available that have more clearance depending on your Jeep's year/model....
    view full answer...

  • Step for the Back of a 2016 Ram 2500 Long Bed
  • I may have a solution for you but Roadmaster dual receiver # RM-077-4 cannot be used for towing trailer and it only has a tongue weight capacity of 400 pounds so it is not a good option. Hitch extender with step # ST12 would be a good option. The only problem is that since it is an extension it will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 33 percent. And it is rated for just 350 pounds tongue weight itself so it isn't a good option either. If you can tell me the year...
    view full answer...

  • Parts Needed to Make Class I Compatible Hitch Riser with 1-1/4-Inch Receiver Opening
  • I understand what you are looking for and the nearest item we offer is the Brophy Class I-compatible Adapter # HT5R which offers 5-inches of rise. Since this converts the receiver to a 2-inch, which you do NOT want, you could simply add a reducer sleeve # HT02. This combination will give you a Class I shank to fit your Class I hitch, give you 5-inches of height rise and provide a 1-1/4-inch opening for your hitch-mount accessory. Do please note that use of any adapter like # HT5R...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Hitch Expander with 5 Inch Rise
  • To expand the 1-1/4 inch receiver opening on your 2013 VW GTI, while also giving you a 5 inch rise, I recommend the Brophy Hitch Adapter # HT5R. This adapter will give you exactly what you are needing, converting the 1-1/4 inch receiver on your vehicle to a 2 inch opening to be compatible with your Thule bike rack, along with providing you with a 5-1/2 inch rise from the top of the shank. Please just keep in mind that when using this or any other hitch adapter, the tongue weight capacity...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Extension for 2004 Ford F-350 with Truck Bed Camper Towing a Trailer
  • Hitch extensions over 18 inches aren't very common because of the stress and torque they put on the trailer hitch and vehicle frame. For a 30 inch extension, the first place we will want to start is with your truck's trailer hitch. In order to find an extension this long, you must have a Class V trailer hitch with a 2-1/2 inch hitch opening. If you don't already have a Class V hitch, then I recommend the Curt Class V Trailer Hitch, # C15810, because with this hitch you can use the Curt...
    view full answer...

  • Why Does Hitch Extender Cut Capacity for Hitch but Longer Ball Mount Does Not
  • Hitch extenders like the Tow Ready part # 80307 reduce hitch capacity for two reasons. One is the length like you mentioned and the other is amount of additional movement that they introduce to the hitch setup which puts quite a bit of stress on the setup. Also, ball mounts come in varying lengths so someone could end up using a very long ball mount with this which would add even more leverage.
    view full answer...

  • Can Brophy Hitch Extender # HR26 be Used with Weight Distribution
  • The Brophy hitch extender part # HR26 that you referenced will give you an addtional 12 inches of hitch extension and can be used with weight distribution. It has a rating of 10,000 lbs of trailer weight when used with a weight distribution system but it also cuts the capacity of your vehicle's hitch by 1/3 due to the additional length.
    view full answer...

  • Hitch Extender Availability to fit 1-1/4 inch Hitch
  • Hitch extenders aren't ideal solutions for most applications as they add quite a bit of movement and leverage to hitches which puts quite a bit of strain on them. We do have the Brophy 6 inch hitch extender part # HES6 which fits 1-1/4 inch hitches like what you have. This cuts your hitch capacity by 50 percent too which you'd need to keep in mind.
    view full answer...

  • What Size Hitch Opening Does Torklift SuperTruss part # TLE1542 Have
  • For hitch extenders as long as the Torklift SuperTruss part # TLE1542 we do not have any options that have a 2-1/2 inch hitch opening. They all have 2 inch opening like this one does.
    view full answer...

  • Adapter Needed to Tow Bruno Chariot with a 2018 Ford Transit
  • Dual hitch receivers and adapters like parts # RM-077-8 and # RM-048-8 are meant to be used for flat towing only but I do have a solution for you. The Gen-Y hitches basically give you additional receivers at varying heights and they can be used for towing and accessories. For your application we have the Gen-Y Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers # 325-GH-314. This fits a 2" trailer hitch and offers 7-1/2" of drop/rise. It is rated for 10K towing and 1.5K tongue weight although...
    view full answer...

  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter from 3 Inch to 2 Inch Opening
  • Yes, the Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves part # C45408 will allow you to use a 2" shank inside a 3" trailer hitch receiver opening. This reducer has a carbide black powder coat finish which will reduce the chance of rust and it has a limited lifetime warranty. I have attached a review video on the above adapter for you as well.
    view full answer...

  • How to Use Bike Rack in 2-1/2 Inch Receiver
  • To use a bike rack with your 2-1/2" receiver, all you need is Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve # C45405. Put this in your 2-1/2" hitch and it will allow you to use a 2" accessory such as a bike rack. Additionally, if you let me know what type of bike rack you are looking for and how many bikes you want to carry I would be happy to recommend the best option for you.
    view full answer...

  • Why Can't a Roadmaster Dual Receiver be Used for Towing a Trailer or Tow Dolly
  • Roadmaster doesn't test or rate the dual hitch receiver # RM-077-8 for anything other than flat towing so they cannot say that it can be used for those applications. We have other dual receivers such as # D-192 and # MT70070 but because these are considered adapters they will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. A similar item, # D210, is a ball mount with a receiver and the use of it does not reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch. So depending...
    view full answer...

  • Swing Away Bike Rack Adapter Recommendation for Thule Easy Fold Bike Rack
  • The Kuat Pivot Swing Away Hitch Adapter part # PV20B can be used with your Thule EasyFold part # TH9032 and will give the rack the ability to swing out and away from the vehicle so that you can access the cargo area. I attached a picture that shows this adapter in use as well as a review video for the rack down below for more info as well.
    view full answer...

  • Hitch Extender for 2-1/2" Hitch on 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • It seems like you have a 2-1/2" hitch on your 2016 Ford F-350 and for that you can use Extension # RP45018, which you can secure to your hitch with Pin and Clip # 74149, though be aware it may not work with some OEM Class V hitches that have rounded edges. This extension can be cut to 41" which will give you a towing capacity of 5,000 lbs or 7,500 lbs if you are using a weight distribution system. Keep in mind this extension will reduce the receiver to 2" so if your current ball mount...
    view full answer...

  • What is the Tongue Weight Capacity of Titan Hitch Extender # RP45018 at 48 Inches
  • At the 48 inch length the Titan Hitch Box Extension # RP45018 would have a 400 pound tongue weight capacity. If you use this to carry a motorcycle I strongly recommend tying off the furthest ends of the carrier to the truck to limit the amount of vertical movement. The best solution would be to use a small trailer designed to carry 1 motorcycle. It is the safest option and puts much less stress on the hitch. We do not have any trailers like that but you can find a lot of options online.
    view full answer...

  • Can a Motorcycle Carrier be Used in Reese Titan Extension # RP45018
  • In this case, with a 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch, you would go by the capacity of the extension, # RP45018. At the 48 inch length the tongue weight capacity is going to be 400 pounds. At 300 pounds you are still within capacity but I strongly advise tying off the rear edge of the motorcycle carrier to the in-bed camper or somewhere else to prevent it from bouncing up and down. The best solution would be to put the motorcycle on a small trailer designed to carry a single bike. It will put...
    view full answer...

  • Parts Needed to Tow Trailer and Carry Hitch Bike Rack on Toyota Venza
  • Dual-receiver adapters such as # D-192 and combo ball mount/receivers like # D210 are made for sturdier 2-inch hitches but no such item is made for a 1-1/4-inch hitch since using one would put too much stress on the hitch and possibly even the vehicle too. Your hitch will have a sticker that indicates its Class Rating (Class I or Class II) and its weight capacity, both tongue weight and towing weight. Your Venza owner's manual will tell you if the vehicle can tow and how much weight...
    view full answer...

  • Carrying Bikes and Towing a Trailer at the Same Time
  • There is a way for you to carry a bike rack with you, but there is not a part similar to the # D-192 that would work for you. Instead, I recommend installing a hitch on your trailer such as the Curt # 13703, which will work with trailers that have box frames, C-channel frames, or I-beam frames that are between 22" and 72" wide. You will also need a bike rack that is rated for use on a trailer because of the extensive movement that occurs in the rear of a trailer when it is being towed....
    view full answer...

  • Adapter Recommendation to Allow Carrying Bike Rack and Towing Trailer
  • The best solution we'd have would be the adapter part # D210 which is a ball mount that has a hitch opening above the ball mount platform so that you can install a bike rack into it. The # RM-077-8 cannot be used when towing a trailer as it was only tested for use when flat towing a vehicle. I attached a review video for the # D210 for you to check out as well.
    view full answer...

  • How to Carry a Bike Rack or Cargo Basket and Tow a Trailer with a 2010 Toyota Sienna
  • It sounds like you are trying to tow a trailer and carry a bike rack or cargo carrier on your 2010 Toyota Sienna. If this is the case then I do have options for you but the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter part # RM-077-8 is only designed for flat-towing and we do not have a dual hitch adapter that will work with a 1-1/4" trailer hitch receiver. Instead, I recommend upgrading to a 2" trailer hitch receiver for which I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part...
    view full answer...

  • Hitch Extender to Attach Small Train
  • Please feel free to send the photos directly to me so I can take a look.
    view full answer...

  • Why Does the Roadmaster Hitch Extender Part # RM-071 Only Have a 100 Lb Tongue Weight Capacity
  • The Roadmaster Hitch Extender part # RM-071 is designed specifically for flat towing. A toad vehicle will not have much of a tongue weigh at all which is why this adapter is only rated for 100 lbs tongue weight (TW) and 6,000 lbs gross trailer weight (GTW). I have attached a review video on the extender for you as well.
    view full answer...

  • Distance from Pin Hole Center to Back of Support Arm on Roadmaster Dual Receiver RM-077-8
  • I measured the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter # RM-077-8 for you. On the long support arm the distance from the back of it to the center of the hitch pin hole is 6-5/8 inches. But to the support gusset that measurement is 4-3/4 inches. I have included a picture showing these measurements for you.
    view full answer...

  • Does the Curt Hitch Extender Part # C45791 Reduce Gross Trailer Weight
  • The Curt Hitch Extender part # C45791 will only reduce the tongue weight (TW) capacity of the vehicle's hitch, not the gross trailer weight (GTW). The tongue weight capacity will be reduced to 350 lbs or 50% of the vehicle's tongue weight, whichever is lower. I have attached a review video of this hitch extender for you as well.
    view full answer...

  • Availability of Hitch Extension Longer than 16 inches Rated for Weight Distribution
  • We have the Reese 18 inch extension part # RP11004 which has a 6,500 lb weight rating when used with a weight distribution system like you mentioned using that would be your best option. This extension cuts the capacity of your hitch by 35% though so you'll need to keep that in mind as well.
    view full answer...

  • Can Reese Extension # RP11004 Be Used with Motorcycle Carrier
  • I wouldn't recommend the use of a hitch extender with a motorcycle carrier under normal circumstances as that adds quite a bit of leverage and torque on the hitch it's installed in. This # RP11004 cuts the hitch capacity of the vehicle it's installed in by 35% so you'd have to verify your hitch has the needed capacity.
    view full answer...

  • Hitch Extender with 4 to 6 inches of Rise to Carry a Bike Rack or Cargo Carrier
  • It sounds like you're looking for a hitch adapter that gives you 4 to 6 inches of rise to carry a bike rack or cargo carrier. We don't have a standard adapter with a rise but we do carry dual hitch adapter that have two receivers where one is used in the rise position. You don't have to use the other receiver opening if you don't need it. I recommend the Roadmaster, part # RM-077-6, because it has a 6 inch rise and is rated for up to 400 pounds of tongue weight. Since it has its own...
    view full answer...

  • How to Use the Thule T2 Bike Rack with a 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • You are on the right track. The only way we have that will allow you to use the Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9044 with the 2.5" receiver tube opening on your truck would be with adapter. For this, I recommend the Brophy Hitch Reducer and Extender part # HR26. This adapter offers both a reducer from 2.5" to 2" and an extension of 7" from the center of each hitch pin hole. This 7" extension will have more than enough room for the shank of the T2 to securely rest inside....
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Swing Away for Swagman 2+2 Quad Bike Rack on 4Runner with Aftermarket Spare Tire Rack
  • The Swagman Quad 2+2 2-Bike and 4-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches # S64692 has a measurement of 17-1/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest wheel tray. The shank raises at the 10 inch point. To get your swing away, I recommend the Kuat Pivot Swing Away # PV20B over the Yakima BackSwing # Y02483 because the handle is off to the side. The Yakima will be 14-1/2 inches from pin to pin and the Kuat is 11 inches from pin to pin so you will not have as much extension,...
    view full answer...

  • Effect of Using Brophy Hitch Adapter HTAD on 2009 Nissan Versa for Bike and Cargo Hitch Carriers
  • The Brophy 1-1/4 to 2-Inch Trailer Hitch Adapter # HTAD fits any 1-1/4-inch hitch and converts that receiver opening to the 2-inch size used for many hitch-mount accessory items, items like bike racks such as the Reese Eclipse # 63124 bike carrier or the Pro Series # 63153. Do please note though that use of any adapter like this causes you to lose half of the hitch's rated capacity. This loss of hitch weight capacity occurs because the actual weight load is being moved further away from...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Extender for Truck Bed Camper and Boat Trailer Combination
  • The Roadmaster Hitch Extender for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 11" Extension # RM-071 is the only extension we have to fit your combination as it stands. The only other option you have for that trailer weight is to get a Torklift hitch and a SuperTruss Extension that would be longer but also stronger. They are really well made, and will cost you some money, but would definitely be the best option for your application. If you let me know the year/make/model of truck, I'll be happy to further...
    view full answer...

  • Dual Hitch Receiver Compatible with Towing a Car Dolly
  • The Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter, 8" Drop/Rise # RM-077-8 has a towing capacity of 10,000 lbs but the company specifically notes not to use with a trailer or tow dolly. I reached out to my contact at Malone and the Malone 2" Dual Purpose Hitch Receiver # MPG544 can be used to tow a car dolly as long as your maximum tongue weight doesn't exceed 400 lbs at the double receiver adapter and the trailer weight. For this adapter the car and car dolly cannot exceed 4,000 lbs so it...
    view full answer...

  • Will the Titan Hitch Box Extension Part # RP45018 Fit a 2017 Ram 3500
  • The Titan Hitch Box Extension part # RP45018 should fit your 2017 Ram 3500 with the factory Class V trailer hitch receiver. The note on the product page that it may not work with some OEM hitches is in reference to Ford trucks. Please note that your total tongue weight and gross trailer weight capacities will be reduced while using this extender. I have attached a review video for you as well.
    view full answer...

  • What is the Distance Between the Hitch Pin Holes on the Yakima BackSwing # Y02483
  • The distance between the hitch pin hole that goes into the receiver of your vehicle's trailer hitch and the receiver that your bike rack/carrier installs into is 14-1/2" on center. We pulled this part and measured that distance for you. This puts the Yakima BackSwing # Y02483 3-1/2" further out than the furthest point of the Kuat Pivot # PV20B which is 11" on center.
    view full answer...

  • Hitch Adapter to Allow Towing and Use of Hitch Motorcycle Carrier for Honda Trail 90
  • You may be able to both tow an ATV trailer and simultaneously use a motorcycle carrier in a hitch adapter like the Curt # D-192 but you will want to confirm the weight capacities of your Navion and the hitch installed on it. Check the RV owner's manual and also the safety sticker on your hitch to confirm weight ratings. Both the RV and the hitch on it must be rated for the combined weight of the Trail 90, the carrier you use to transport it and the actual tongue weight of the loaded utility...
    view full answer...

  • Dimensions for Malone 2" Dual Purpose Hitch Receiver # MPG544
  • I attached your picture with the correct dimensions on them to this page for the # MPG544. From pin hole to back of hitch tube measures 8-5/8 inches and then the overall length of the upper tube is 6 inches.
    view full answer...

  • Hitch Extension Recommendation for 2-1/2 inch Hitch Using 2 inch Weight Distribution Hitch
  • We have the Curt hitch extender part # C45048 which fits a 2-1/2 inch hitch like you have and provides a 2 inch hitch opening, can be used with weight distribution like you have, and can be 34 or 24 inches long.
    view full answer...

  • Will MaxxTow Adapter MT70355 Clear Bumper on 2015 Ford C-Max with Curt Trailer Hitch Installed
  • When we installed Curt trailer hitch # C12092 on a 2015 Ford C-Max the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole back to clear the rear bumper was 2-1/2 inches (see video link). On the adapter # MT70355 the distance from the center of the pin hole to the back of the upper receiver is 3 inches. So it will fit but just barely. The adapter will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. That means that when you use the adapter with the above hitch the tongue...
    view full answer...

  • 3 inch Hitch to 2 inch Hitch Adapter Recommendation that Allows Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin to be Used
  • If your 3 inch to 2 inch adapter is like the part # 38735 which puts the 2 inch opening out in front of the 3 inch opening then any of our 2 inch hitch bike rack would work well and their anti-rattle device wouldn't be an issue. The Thule Vertex part # TH9029XT that you referenced would work well with this. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 to provide...
    view full answer...

  • Safety Chain Recommendation for Curt Hitch Extender part # C45048
  • A good option for a safety chain for use with Curt hitch extender part # C45048 is the Laclede Chain Safety Chains and Cables, part # 2118-348-04. These offer a minimum breaking strength of 5000-lbs and are USA-made.
    view full answer...

  • Availability of Swing Away Hitch Extender that Swings to Passenger Side
  • The Kuat Pivot Swing Away Hitch Extender # PV20B referenced in your question is only available in this model, which is designed to swing away toward the passenger side of the vehicle. We do not currently have a swing-away bike rack or adapter that would allow you to swing the rack away toward the driver's side. The reason for this is if you happened to be on the side of the road and needed to access the rear cargo area on the vehicle, you wouldn't want to swing away the bike rack towards...
    view full answer...

  • What is Weight of MaxxTow Hitch Extender # MT70069
  • The MaxxTow Hitch Extender part # MT70069 weighs 15 lbs and as long as you have a 2 inch hitch installed on your vehicle like the Draw Tite # 76084 which is confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek this would fit and work well.
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Reducer Sleeve for 2-1/2 Inch Receiver Opening and 2-1/2 Inch WD Shank
  • For your new Dodge Ram 2500, the 2-1/2 inch Receiver can be reduced using the Gen-Y Hitch Reducer Sleeve - 2-1/2" to 2" # 325-GH-007 and is compatible with weight distribution systems. If you want a better fit for a weight distribution system, I recommend instead using the Curt Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2" Hitches # C17128. This will allow you to use your same weight distribution system and have the best connection to your 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver. This will be compatible...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch Sleeve Reducer to 2 Inch Opening
  • Your 2016 GMC Sierra has a 2-1/2 inch receiver, so you will want to use the Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve - 2-1/2" to 2" # C45405. There is no such thing as a 2-3/4 inch receiver tube, so I'm guessing you measured on a slight angle or included a portion of the collar. This reducer will allow you to use all your 2 inch accessories like a bike rack, ball mount, or cargo carrier.
    view full answer...

  • How to Carry Two Bikes on a Truck with a Truck Bed Camper
  • I do have an option for you but you cannot use two adapters together like part # MT70070 and part # C45796. The use of even one adapter would decrease the vehicle/hitches tongue weight capacity by 50%. This means that the weight of the two bikes plus weight of the carrier would need to be below 50% of either the vehicle or trailer hitches tongue weight capacity. If the vehicle's tongue weight capacity is lower than the hitches tongue weight capacity than this is the figure you will need...
    view full answer...

  • Will Curt Vertical Receiver Adapter C45013 Fit Vertical Receiver on 2009 Mazda 3 Hatchback
  • The opening on your vertical receiver would have to accept a 2 inch square shank for # C45013 to fit. Check the other measurements, see picture, to make sure this adapter will fit properly.
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Hitch Extender for Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch and 2 Inch Bike Rack
  • The Draw-Tite # 24857 for your 2008 BMW is only rated for Class I. This means the only options to have your bike rack fit are the # HTAD or the # HT5R that are compatible with Class I hitches. You will limit the 200 lb tongue weight capacity of your hitch to 100 lbs because the adapter will reduce the hitch's tongue weight by 50%. That new 100 lb capacity will need to include the weight of your bike carrier as well as the loaded bikes. I also recommend using a hitch lock like # 1472DAT...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Hitch Extender for 2011 GMC Canyon I5
  • Based on my research the 2011 GMC Canyon I5 has 242 hp and 242 ft lbs torque and can handle up to 5,500 lbs towing capacity. We have two trailer hitch receivers for this truck, but if you don't already have a trailer hitch, I recommend the Draw-Tite # 75607 which is rated much higher so your capacity will be limited by the truck and not reduced by the hitch. For your extension, I recommend the Reese Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches - 18" Long # RP11004 which will reduce the tongue...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended 18 Inch Hitch Extender to Clear Truck Camper on Ford F-350
  • The longest standard hitch extender we have available for 2 inch receivers is the Reese # RP11004. This particular extender measures right at 18 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch to the center of the hitch pin hole on the adapter's receiver. You can take a quick measurement out from the center of the hitch pin hole on your existing trailer hitch to see if this length will clear your camper's overhang. If you find you need a bit more length, you can also...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Hitch Extender for Lark V-Nose Travel Trailer for More Turning Clearance
  • For your additional clearance on your 8x16 Lark cargo trailer, I recommend the Reese Hitch Extender # RP11004 which will work well for your combination when using a weight distribution system. You will want to note the use of this extension will reduce your hitch's weight capacity by 35% according to the manufacturer. This will give you a max tongue weight of 520 lbs when using weight distribution.
    view full answer...

  • Recommend Hitch Extender for 2017 Ram 2500 and 2006 Pioneer Trailer with 6400 lb GVWR
  • The Curt Hitch Extension and Reducer for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches - 24" to 34" Long # C45048 will allow you to leave your tailgate down and still tow a trailer. It is rated for different capacities based on the length used, so you will need to make sure your trailer and weight distribution system work within its rated capacities. You will also want the Curt Universal 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 7-Way Extension - 7' Long # C56080 which can be trimmed to length if desired.
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Hitch Extension For 2 1/2 Inch Hitch Receivers
  • Thank you very much for your question, I recommend the Curt Hitch Extension and Reducer for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches - 24" to 34" Long # C45048. I would measure how far the Lance Camper hangs over the back of the truck so we can make a more accurate recommendation to how many inches of clearance you will need. This product reduces from a 2 1/2 inch receiver opening to a 2 inch. I have linked all hitch extenders that fit 2 1/2 inch hitch receivers.
    view full answer...

  • How to Pick Out 7-Way Extension When Using Curt Hitch Extender C45048
  • When using the Curt hitch extension part # C45048 that you referenced at the 34 inch length to pick the correct Torklift 7-way extension really depends on the length of the 7-way harness on your trailer. If it's one that would be pulled tight if it was extended at all past the coupler then I'd recommend going with the longer version part # TLW6036. If your trailer has a connector that has more than enough length you'd want the shorter version part # TLW6028. Basically you want to make...
    view full answer...

  • How is a Weight Distribution System Used with the Reese Hitch Extender # RP11004
  • The Reese Hitch Extender # RP11004 that you referenced really just moves the location of your receiver back 18". You install your Weight Distribution (WD) system the same exact way, it will just sit further back from your vehicle. This extender is rated for 4,000 lbs Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) and 400 lbs Tongue Weight (TW). When used with a WD system those capacities are increased to 6,500 lbs GTW and 650 lbs TW. Please note that the limiting factor in this setup is your trailer...
    view full answer...

  • Pin Hole Size for the Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves # C45408
  • Both of the pin hole diameters for the Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves # C45408 that you referenced are 3/4 inch. Since your hitch's pin hole is larger at 5/8 inch you could just go with a 3/4 inch pin like what this fits like part # 58388 and you'd be set.
    view full answer...

  • Ball Mount Recommendation for 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo with Additional Rise
  • The ball mount you would have bought with the hitch for your 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo # 36292 would have had a 3 inch rise. So for a ball mount that has a 5 inch rise you'd want the part # 36078 which would give you the additional height you need. For a 2 inch ball for use with this you'd want the part # 19258.
    view full answer...

  • What Size Hitch do Longer Hitch Extensions Fit
  • I wish we had a solution, but the only hitch extensions we have that are that long are ones that are for 2-1/2 inch hitches like the Reese part # RP45018 that you mentioned which is 41 to 48 inches in length.
    view full answer...

  • Can the Curt Dual Receiver # D-192 be Used to Flat Tow a Chevy Colorado with 5K Loaded Weight
  • I do have a possible solution for you, but unfortunately none of our dual hitch receivers, like the Curt # D-192, are rated for more than 4,000 lbs Gross Towing Weight (GTW). Roadmaster offers their version of dual hitch receivers that are designed for flat towing only. The part # RM-077-2 has receivers which offer a 2-1/4" rise/drop, has a 10,000 lb GTW and a 400 lb Tongue Weight (TW) rating. If you check out the linked helpful article on tow bars you can see that you need the arms...
    view full answer...

  • Can the Kuat Pivot be Used with Recon Racks or North Shore Racks that Hold Bikes Vertically
  • We have bike racks like that including the Swagman Jackknife # S63450 and Softride Hang2 # SR27041 but these are 2 bike models. Provided that the rack you want fits a 2 inch receiver and when loaded is within the capacity limits you can use the Kuat Pivot # PV20B. The only issue I can think of with that type of bike rack is loading and unloading. The Pivot will raise the height of the rack from where it would normally be in the trailer hitch upwards but only by a few inches.
    view full answer...

  • Sleeve Adapter Recommendation for Converting 2 inch Hitch Size to 1-1/4 inch
  • We have the sleeve adapter part # HT02 which is designed for allowing a 1-1/4 inch hitch accessory to fit in a 2 inch trailer hitch. Some bike racks have specific adapers made for them but this adapter works for most. Feel free to email me back with what bike rack you have and I can see if we have an adapter specific for it.
    view full answer...

  • How to Use Both a Bike Rack and Cargo Carrier on the Same 2 Inch Hitch
  • I do have an option for you but we do not have anything that can attach to the Malone 2" Dual Purpose Hitch Receiver part # MPG544 and move the connection point for the 2nd receiver tube multiple feet in the air. Instead, I recommend using the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter part # RM-077-8 which unlike the Malone adapter, will not reduce the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by 50 percent. This adapter has a distance of 10-1/4" between the two hitch pin holes (see photo). I...
    view full answer...